Prescription Painkillers Can Make Chronic Pain Worse

Years ago, Dr. Michael Baron made a surprising discovery: Prescription painkillers often make chronic pain worse, not better. When he published his original research in 2006, this finding defied all logic. “When I told my patients they’d have less pain if they stopped using pain meds, they told me I was crazy,” Dr. Baron recalls.…

Breaking the Pattern of Love Addiction

The most commonly occurring love addicts are people who become habitually obsessed with the impossible idea of a perfect lover or companion, and remain desperately attached after a relationship begins. These love addicts may be referred to as “typical love addicts,” “obsessed love addicts,” or “codependent love addicts” and are driven by an unconscious motivation…

What If I am Addicted to Two or More Drugs? What Will Rehab Do for Me?

Being addicted to more than one drug presents unique challenges for rehab centers. Generally speaking, it’s more difficult because there are two different foreign chemicals being introduced into the individual’s body, so both have to be considered separately from a medical perspective. Although the psychological requirements for individuals addicted to multiple drugs are roughly the…

Alcohol Rehab vs. Drug Rehab

There are significant challenges to overcome when recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction, and the process of rehabilitation is often life-long. Many residential treatment facilities offer programs designed for both kinds of addiction, and there are also many non-residential treatment options for both alcohol and drug addicts. While the processes of recovery from these…